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Definition of Whist

Whist
Whist Whist, interj. [Cf. G. st! pst! bst! ???. Cf. Hist.] Be silent; be still; hush; silence.
Whist
Whist Whist, n. [From Whist, interj.] A certain game at cards; -- so called because it requires silence and close attention. It is played by four persons (those who sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of fifty-two cards. Each player has thirteen cards, and when these are played out, he hand is finished, and the cards are again shuffled and distributed. Note: Points are scored for the tricks taken in excess of six, and for the honors held. In long whist, now seldom played, ten points make the game; in short whist, now usually played in England, five points make the game. In American whist, so-called, honors are not counted, and seven points by tricks make the game.
Whist
Whist Whist, v. t. [From Whist, interj.] To hush or silence. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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Whist Whist, v. i. To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute. [R.] --Surrey.
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Whist Whist, a. [Properly p. p. of whist, v.] Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet. ``So whist and dead a silence.' --Sir J. Harrington. The winds, with wonder whist, Smoothly the waters kissed. --Milton. Note: This adjective generally follows its noun, or is used predicatively.
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Whist Whist, n. Bridge whist. See Bridge, n., above. Duplicate whist, a form of whist in playing which the hands are preserved as dealt and played again by other players, as when each side holds in the second round the cards played by the opposing side in the first round. Solo whist. See Solo whist, above. Whitecap White"cap`, n. A member of a self-appointed vigilance committee attempting by lynch-law methods to drive away or coerce persons obnoxious to it. Some early ones wore white hoods or masks. [U. S.] -- White"cap`, v. -- White"cap`per, n.
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Progressive Pro*gress"ive, a. [Cf. F. progressif.] 1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde. 2. Improving; as, art is in a progressive state. Progressive euchre or whist, a way of playing at card parties, by which after every game, the losers at the first table go to the last table, and the winners at all the tables, except the first, move up to the next table. Progressive muscular atrophy (Med.), a nervous disorder characterized by continuous atrophy of the muscles. -- Pro*gress"ive*ly, adv. -- Pro*gress"ive*ness, n.

Meaning of Whist from wikipedia

- Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was widely pla**** in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the rules are simple, there is scope...
- A whist marker is a device for recording the current score in the game of whist. Whist markers generally come in pairs, one for each couple. Whist markers...
- Bid whist is a partnership trick-taking variant of the classic card game whist. As indicated by the name, bid whist adds a bidding element to the game...
- Nomination Whist may refer to: Nomination Whist (Oh **** variant), one of several names for the international card game, Oh **** Nomination Whist, another...
- Oh **** or Contract Whist is a trick-taking card game of British origin in which the object is to take exactly the number of tricks bid. Unlike contract...
- Solo Whist, sometimes known as English Solo or simply Solo, is a trick-taking card game for four players. Despite the name it is not related to Whist, but...
- French Whist refers to three different card games: Whist as pla**** in 19th century Paris; a variant of standard Whist; and a purported variant of Scotch...
- Romanian whist is a variant of whist which is similar to the English or American game Oh ****! It is currently po****r in Romania, and there it is simply...
- descendant of the Whist family of card games, which also includes Bridge, Hearts, and Oh ****. Its major difference as compared to other Whist variants is that...
- Bridge whist or straight bridge is a card game po****r in the early 20th century. It was derived from whist with the additional rules that the players...